Dick Hargrove

[17 SEP 1931 - C2 - 20580 - 8 MAR 2010]

Dick Hargrove Eulogies

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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Standing: Phyllis and Bob Chapman - Bill Bottoms - Tom Phillips - Dick Hargrove - Robert Stoeckel - Sitting: Mary Fran Bottoms - Harriet Phillips - Joyce Hargrove - Betty McDonald [50th Reunion]



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Bottoms - Nieves - Hargrove
[50th Reunion]



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[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

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C-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Woerner - McCrillis - Lowry - John Miller - Wing - McDonald - Nieves-Rivera - 2nd Row: Chapman - Lovell (CO) - Ralph Henry - Hodges - Hargrove - 3rd Row: Bottoms - Gilpin - Warren Jones - Tom Phillips - Stoeckel



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Fikaris - Rod Davis - Michalove - Hargrove
[1st Bn Staff - 2nd Regt]



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Jon Vanden Bosch and Dick Hargrove
[Signal Corps Movie - 1951]


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2017 AOG Online Register Entry

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Richard Lee Hargrove

Richard Lee Hargrove was born on 17 September 1931 in Illinois. He was appointed to West Point from the 12th Congressional District of Ohio and entered on 3 July 1951. He was in Company C2 and was A Cadet Lieutenant and Battalion Supply Officer his first class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Infantry.



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Joyce Eileen (Young) Hargrove

(1936 - 10 AUG 2008)

Joyce Eileen Hargrove, of Hastings, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lee Hargrove; three sons; her brother and sister; two stepsons; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Buelah Young of Alma, MI.

Born in 1936, she graduated from Alma High School, attended Western Michigan University and received a Bachelor's Degree from Grand Valley University. She was a Trustee and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church and was active in several community groups. Joyce was also a 50-year member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Joyce had a joyous life full of laughter and love.

A celebration of her life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI on September 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.



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Richard Lee Hargrove

Richard Lee Hargrove of Hastings, MI passed away in his home Monday, March 8 at the age of 78. He is survived by two sons, David and Richard Hargrove, three stepsons, Steve, Pat and Mike Smith and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, who passed August 10, 2008.

Born in Sidney Ohio on September 17, 1931, he graduated from West Point and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, serving two terms in Vietnam, two in Germany and a tour in South Korea. Col. Hargrove received over twenty decorations including the Soldier's Medal, Legion of Merit and three bronze stars.

After his retirement from the Army, he served as Director of Army Instruction supervising the JROTC programs for the Grand Rapids Public schools. In life he was the consummate gentleman and immediately loved by all he met. His life's philosophy can best be summarized by the following poem from Edward Guest.

I'd like to think when life is done That I had filled a needed post.
That here or there, I'd paid my fare, With more than idle talk and boast.
That I had taken gifts divine, The breath of life and adulthood fine, And tried to use them now and then In service for my Countrymen.

Rest well beloved man. You did your duty.

Internment of his (and his late wife's) ashes will take place at 10:00 AM. Friday March 19th at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Agusta, MI. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI the same day at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Barry County Red Cross.


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